Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra’s are bold, architecturally strong plant, with vertical lines running through it’s leaves. The Cast Iron Plant is a beauty and very popular as a gift for men due to it’s broad leaves and easy care nature. Much more shade tolerant than many other plants and is particularly low maintenance, the cast iron plant is a worry-free choice for any home grower.
Please note: the current batch of Aspidistra we have in stock have signs of markings/abrasions/cut tips which is why they are currently reduced and cannot be returned.
About Cast Iron Plant
Native to Japan and Taiwan, the Cast Iron Plant is hardy by name and hardy by nature. Forming the bread and butter of our easy care plant set, this unkillable plant is ideal for those new to gardening and the not so green-fingered! Simply match the aspidistra with one of our ceramic stone pots and you’re good to go! You could leave the Cast Iron plant for over a month without a water and it’ll still stand as strong and beautiful as the last. Have guests and friends in awe of your plant-keeping skills! Why not have a look at some of our other easy-care plants in our collection?
Being a medium-sized indoor plant, the aspidistra elatior would look perfect on your coffee table, sideboard, or even dining table! Expand your plant collection with minimal fuss.
Top tips for the Cast Iron Plant:
- Be sure to mist your plant’s leaves to keep them looking brand new!
- If your plant is suffering from some pests, be sure to invest in some of our neem oil.
- Want to conduct some more research? We found Gardening Know-How’s article of real help!
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How To Care For Cast Iron Plant
You really don’t need to go overboard on the watering with the cast iron plant. Once per month should be fine. As with most plants, if in a brightly lit spot apply a little more water than usual and less in a shadier spot. If you have nothing to water with, why not try one of our watering cans?
The ideal place for Aspidistra is in indirect sunlight, but it will be fine in full shade aswell. In the autumn and winter it will love a spot where it can catch morning or evening light. Never let it stand in strong sunlight for longer than an hour. This will result in a pale, washed out plant.
Cast Irons aren’t too fussy, they should be fine in normal room humidity but you can treat them to a mist with a water mister every now and again.
Aspidistra like loose, well-draining soil. Consider introducing wood chippings, grit or perlite to your compost for added drainage.
You can use houseplant feed or general plant fertiliser at half strength twice a month during spring and summer and once a month in winter. Never apply ‘ready to pour’ feed on unwatered soil as this will cause the roots to burn. If you’re struggling to determine what fertiliser may be best, we recommend using Miracle-Gro pump and feed!
Occasionally check the soil and undersides of the leaves for mealy bugs, scale, aphids, spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats, vine weevils and root mealybugs. Spray off aphids and spider mites with water or a water and soap mix. If an infestation occurs, use ultra-fine insecticide oil or Neem oil to kill the pest and their eggs.
Cast Iron Plants are easy to propagate by division and repot in another pot. Have a look if your pot is still big enough every 6 months. If it’s looking full, then it may be time for a new pot. Why not consider some of the products we have on offer?
Consider these products to help with the care of your Cast Iron Plant
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